This is just a random post, but does anybody have some contemporary book suggestions? I’m trying to include “Currently Reading” posts and book reviews on my blog, but I don’t know where to start since most of my reading is of the classic variety.
If you didn’t know, I’m a huge fan of fantasy novels, and my favorite authors have a shocking tendency to be from across the pond. Some of my favorite books (or plays, in Shakespeare’s case) throughout the years have been:
- The entire Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Hamlet and King Lear by William Shakespeare
- The Looking Glass Wars trilogy by Frank Beddor
- The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
- The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
- The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- The Odyssey by Homer
- The Paradise War: A Song of Albion book #1 by Stephen R. Lawhead
- Pride and Prejudice and Emma by Jane Austen
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
I’ve already got The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the rest of the Song of Albion trilogy on my “To Read” list, but much farther than that? Nada. So… yeah! If you’ve got any books that you think I’d enjoy or that you just want my opinion on, let me know!
“The more I get the more you’ve taken.
And I’ve never been one to learn from my mistakes.
And so I give you it all, until you call.
If actions are louder than words that I found to carry over a simple line.
And if you should grow founder of my absence, i’d want you to know.
You’ll always be mine.”
–“Missed Call” by Rendezvous At Two
Inspired by these lines from an old diary entry:
Why are there some in the world so quick to destroy a child? Why are there those who abhor innocence in a wicked world? Perhaps, they have been destroyed. Maybe their innocence was chased away… or corrupted.
Via The Daily Post
What is the Fibonacci sequence? The Fibonacci sequence is a pattern of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers, starting with 0 and 1: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 . . . This sequence has connections to several different mathematical and natural subjects, including the golden ratio, the Fibonacci spiral, and Pascal’s triangle. Because of its wide range of appearances and applications, it has become a subject of fascination and popular culture.
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Sequel to an earlier poem, Horizon.